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wolf. >> very tense situation, indeed. but very critically important at the same time. barbara, thanks so much for that report. and exclusive report, i should add good reporting. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm, in the "the situation room." erin burnett outfront starts right now. outfront next, art of distraction, what lengths will the president go to avoid the tough questions. plus the president calling out former intel chief james clapper and responding here outfront. and market losing 1100 points two days, the reason tariffs on china and threat wor trade war. let's go outfront tonight. erin burnett. his own supporters just to
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change the subject. this was the headline on usually trump head line report, fake veto and it's all because the president woke up and went on a twitter rant. you say doesn't he always? no, not this way. but then he threw a new bomb into the mix. coat, i am considering a veto of the omnibus spending bill based on the fact that the 800,000 daca recipients have been abandoned by the democrats, not mentioned in the bill, and the border wall which is needed for national defense, is not fully funded. okay. this spending bill had to pass today or the government would shut down. ticking clock. so the threat of a trump veto major news. not something silly to throw around. and the tweet took on massive meeting because it was a total about face. the white house had promised to reporters this is done deal. president was spending bill.
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it was over. so the president drops tweet bomb on own party spent weeks negotiating with trump's own white house team. then he went silent for hours before suddenly announcing a news conference. canceling sarah sanders press briefing. you know the one where she takes questions from reporters. now, the president had reasons for not wanting sanders to takes questions today. i'll get to that but first what he did at his news conference. he broke his silence on the bill he threatened to veto saying, i signed it. >> i've signed this omnibus budget bill. but i say to congress i'll never sign another bill like this again. i'm not going to do it again. nobody read it. it's only hours old. >> okay. then he did something busineiza. he brought out his cabinet and
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bragged. >> we in the military are humbled and grateful to the american people sacrifices on behalf of this funding. >> we on the department of homeland security works with department of defense and support this omnibus in support of our country. as the president said he has delivered for the american people. >> let's be clear. the cabinet members did not have a lot of time to prepare because the president made the call to host his news conference and then parade them out there, well, i mean, he told the press about it 28 minutes before it happened. and he told everybody about it on twitter again. so at 12:32 he said guess what i'm going to have a news conference and at 1:00 sochlt maybe seizing on ts drama of spending bill detract from issues bearing down on him. used the news conference to avoid questions. because his news conference canceled sarah sanders press briefing in the second day in a row. which means the white house has
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not answered questions in two days. for example, mcmaster has been ousted. president's lead attorney in the russia investigation, john dowd quit. and the women speaking out for the first time about the president's alleged extramarital affairs. this has just happened in the past two days. and in the past couple of days of white house silence, former playboy model karen mcdougal talked about how she says trump tried to pay her for sex. >> after we had been intimate, he tried to pay me. and i actually didn't know how to take that. >> did he actually try to hand you money? >> he did. he did. >> and then there is stormy daniels. her interview on "60 minutes" will air this weekend. >> have a seat. i guess i'm not 100% sure on why you are doing this. >> all right. today at the president's news conference, and when he left for mara lag a, the president
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avoided the questions. because the press tried to ask them. and here's what happened. >> are you lying about the affair? >> telling the truth? >> mr. president, any comment on mr. mcdougal? >> plu watch "60 minutes" on sunday, mr. president? >> it's funny, he called that thing, that dog and pony show a news conference, but hasn't taken questions, in fact it's been 400 days in which he did. distractions from the real questions. and out live in west palm beach where the president and first lady will be landing momentarily. boris rs the white house, look, they don't want to talk. he made it clear, he doesn't want to answer those questions. >> reporter: hey there, erin, plenty of questions for this administration, but few answers. you can call it crisis of
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messaging as president is about to arrive shortly. he tweeted out about the omnibus spending bill he would never vote for another bill like this again. calling for congress to give him a line item veto something previously found to be unconstitutional. again, the president threatened to veto this bill later today, almost simultaneously you had a number of white house officials under cutting the president. you had the director of legislative affairs mark short saying he didn't think the shut down wassing going to happen. essentially calling the president's bluff saying he wouldn't veto this shortly before the president signed it. beyond that, you have the white house again for now consecutive week arguing that it is a calm, well oiled machine, while there is continuous turnover and turmoil. i've had white house officials privately tell me they are frustrated. they feel they can't do their jobs because of so much uncertainty and chaos. yet the president tweeting that stories about shakeups on his legal team and at the white house were fake news. then just yesterday you had had
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the departure of national security adviser h.r. mcmaster, in comes john bolton. further you had shake-up on the legal team, president's lead lawyer, john dowd, stepping down. so the president not answering questions about these allegations of fake news either. and we have to point this out, it maybe obvious to you and i, erin, but, frankly, it is telling while support es of this president say they love the fact he is a fighter, someone who will challenge anyone who criticizes him publicly, he has yet to directly answer questions about stormy daniels, the alleged affair, alleged money that was paid to her to keep quiet, and further the white house is not answering questions about new allegations about karen mcdougal who said she also had an affair with the president. >> thanks very much. we expect them to land momentarily in florida. outfront, now we have our panel.
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patrick, great to see you again. >> great to see you. >> still talking about some of the same things we were talking about during the campaign. >> right. >> but, look, it's been 400 days since we've had a formal press conference. but what he did today was call a news conference to cancel the press briefing for second day in a row. so taken no questions now on karen mcdougal, stormy daniels interview, top russia tom dowd, or mcmaster i use the word ousted. >> right. >> it's pretty incredible how they have avoided questions. >> yes. is this what make america great looks like? if it's what it looks like, it's strange, he basically does not want to answer questions. he wants to make statements. wants to have tweets. wants to cart his cabinet out in front to talk about what a great president he is. what great ideas he has. then he comes out and says again and again, this is a bad budget. i'm never gone to sign this again.
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empty threats after empty threats. it's not making america great again. it's making people feel they have a president who relishes chaos, lichs in distraction, and he does have things to talk about, erin. he does have things, in terms of republican messaging for the midterms about the tax cut, about sort of job creation, there are things he can talk about. but what he knows is that the questions he's going to get are about stormy daniels, about karen mcdougal, and you see him sort of scouring across the white house lawn ignoring the shouted questions. it's not strange. >> even today he had wanted to bring up the markets but not a good day to take questions on it. lost more than 1,000 points in two days because what he did on china. time will tell but not something he wanted to talk about. josh, patrick uses the word scouring. it's actually a good description, right. he was asked today, even though he didn't take the questions, he ignored them, both at the news conference and also on his way to go to mar-a-lago about stormy
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daniels and karen mcdougal. i want to play the responses again. this is something new that he's not done before. >> are you lying about the affair? >> are you telling the truth? >> any comment on karen mcdougal? >> will you watch "60 minutes" on sundae, mr. president? >> okay, no question he heard all of that. obviously, josh, we could hear it. in the past he said no problem either himself or sarah sanders or anyone else calling the women liars. this time, he's not even answering the question. >> right. this has been kind after slow ball scandal for the white house. you saw the allegation bs both women now that have emerged particularly on "60 minutes." the president sees "60 minutes" as iconic television show. one reason he was frustrated with the answers betsy devos said on "60 minutes" she was
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unprepared. you can bet he was watching this. was dominating cable air waves and the president knows what's being said about him and these women. i think the white house taking questions is no win situation. what do you say, oh we are fighting them in court to have nondisclosure agreements. if so, why do have you that? what happened to cause that? and everyone that i talk to in the white house wishes they never had to address these stories at all but something obviously for the president he can't not address for every. it is going kind of remarkable, as you point out, erin, most things the president has a litany of comments to make, he has opinions, few unexpressed thoughts and morning tweets, late night tweets, but on these women we haven't seen any of that. >> the silence has been deafening in a certain sense. right. because at least before even when it wasn't true, they were willing to call people liars.
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rachel, karen mcdougal talked about this issue who is lying and the president. i wanted to play that clip. here it is. >> well, i think somebody is lying, and i can tell you it's not me. it's a little hurtful but at the same time i have to understand, like, if he were to have told hope that he didn't do t i guess i understand because he's trying to understand his family, his image, things like that. but it was definitely a little like, wow, you are going to lie about that. okay. >> rachel, how long do you think they can stay silent? i mean, there is going to be a press briefing and press briefing at some point next week, now you have karen mcdougal, then you'll have the stormy daniels interview. so actually get bigger, not smaller. >> that's absolutely right, erin. they are probably going to stay silent for a few more days, i would think, and see how the siblgt interview goes, what she actually ends up saying. but i think the reality is they are trying to deny this ever happened. but more and more people are not believing, including republicans
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on capitol hill who are allies of the president. a lot of people are asking, you no he, if this never happened, why pay these women off and why try to keep them from coming forward. and people want answers to that. democrats do at least. republicans don't want to touch this with 100-foot pole. other issue is you have women coming forward and giving intimate details, and that lends some credibility in some people's eyes, makes people believe them more. and also you have stormy daniels lawyer who just today tweeted this picture of a disk saying pictures are worth 1,000 words, how many is this worth? and he was basically suggesting that he has evidence on this disk of the relationship. so, yes, they'll have to address this at some point. i don't know how long they'll keep due nieg it, but at some point it's all going to come to ahead. >> it is. no way around that. there is air force one. of course, landing in mar-a-lago. the president and first lady and other members of the family on board. i mentioned the fake veto as
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head line on drudge which was interesting point. and that wasn't the headline of the article it linked to. that's the point. he said you would do it and then you don't do it. calling him out. fox news, they were slamming the spending bill itself. they don't like the bill so they don't like he said he was going to veto and then followed through. ann poulter tweeted i'll never sign la bill like this again, yeah, because you'll be impeached. >> that's big. when you lose that all in one day, that is a bad day. and this is the reality. as goes fox nusz, there goes the trump base. that is it what president trump cares the most about. he cares about what those voters, those trump voters in pennsylvania and indiana and michigan and wisconsin, how they feel. basically about him as a strong leader, as a leader focused on the issues they care most about. and when they hear on fox news that he's signing a bad bill
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that how could our president let this bill come into law, you go from a deal being done to veto threats. and nobody in washington believes it. but the base is upset. >> right. it's a good point. when you lose the people who are your big allies, because you don't want to talk about other things, we don't respect those people as much, that's not a good day. thaupg all very much. next breaking news from the "washington post" we have new breaking news from the man the trump team called a mere coffee boy. apparently, well, wait until you hear what happened. plus more breaking news, president's own security team are now upping the anti-gone to the president and said you have to kick russian diplomats out, ex pel they will. first of all, this is leaking. why? and will he step up to the plate? >> and what is melania trump saying tonight about karen mcdougal's claims? >> now people know the truth. i'm not a liar.
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emphasizing the benefits of a u.s. partnership with russia. okay. papadopoulos of course is now cooperating with special counsel robert mueller. pled guilty to perjury. congre congressman, thanks for your time. this report out from "washington post." george papadopoulos, you know, of course the trump campaign has said he was nothing more than a coffee boy. president trump called him a low level volunteer. what's your reaction to tonight's development that he was communicating with the deputy communications director and doing interviews to try to push this u.s. strategic partnership with russia two months before the election? >> thank you, erin, for your question. trump campaign official papadopoulos had advanced knowledge that the russians had hillary clinton's emails. so one of the questions is who else in the trump campaign knew about that. for longest time trump officials said he was just a low level staffer or coffee boy. this "washington post" article
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says they were lying. he had direct communications not only with the deputy press secretary, but also with high level campaign officials, such as michael flynn, steve bannon, and sam clovis then campaign cochairman and they should all be scared because papadopoulos is talking with the special counsel now. >> dowd quit. joe digenova of framing trump is in. and very much in the trump line of thinking. steve bannon, trump's former chief strategist says, this is a sign trump is going to war with mueller. here's how he put it last night. >> i think president trump is going to war. i think it's obvious he's going to go to war on this. >> is he right? he was talking to pluler specifically? do you think the president is going to war with mueller? >> absolutely in terms of tweets and public statements. we held a press conference this
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week showing that is a red line. if donald trump fires mueller or fires rosenstein to meddle with mueller, those are impeachable offenses and i believe people would stake to the streets and massive obstruction of justice. >> your colleagues, when you've had discussions with them, do they agree with you, it's impeachable? >> you know, it turns out when republican members retire, they tend to show morp courage. so we have seen some courage coming out from retiring republicans. senator jeff flake has already said it would be impeachable offense if mueller got fired by trumtd. and also trey gowdy saying he needs to finish doing his job. >> mccab wrote an op-ed for "washington post." he said not in my worst fears
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the first lady arriving just moments ago in florida. there they are coming off air force one. their son barron with them, as you see. first time they've been seen together since cnn's interview with karen mcdougal which revealed intimate details about the ten-month relationship she had with the president and how she felt about melania trump. >> were you in love with them? >> i was, yes. >> and do you think he was in love with you? >> he was, yes. >> did donald trump ever say he was in love with you? >> all the time. >> you went to the trump tower. >> yes. >> did he reference melania? >> he did. we passed a room, and he said
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this is melania's room and she likes to get out. >> if melania trump is watching this, what would you want her to know? >> that's a tough one. >> or say to her. >> yeah. what can you say, except i'm sorry. i'm sorry. i wouldn't want it done to me. >> emotional there. and kate bennett, sorry, is outfront. kate, look, it was an emotional moment. the first lady right after that interview which aired last night made a public appearance in washington event called the international women of courage award ceremony. >> that's right, erin, this event the state department had scheduled for wednesday but because of all the snow pushed to friday. so created ironic and
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coincidental here was first lady women of courage and what that meant to her. let's take a listen to her. >> let us think for a moment about what courage really is. courage is the quality most needed in this world. yet, it is often the hardest to find. courage sets apart those who believe in higher calling and those who act on it. it takes courage not only to see wrong, but strive to right it. >> so, again, the first lady has not commented on this latest news with karen mcdougal. she hasn't commented on anything with stormy daniels. if we remember, these headlines have been around since january. she has not, you know, followed through with commenting. she's been stoic and silent and continued business as usual. but it must be a very difficult time for the first lady. >> well, certainly, it is.
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one can only imagine. kate, please stay with me. i want to bring in former nixon counsel john dean. john, obviously when you think about this personally, especially from the perspective of the first lady, look, this is sad and depressing story on many levels. it is important, though, for the president and his presidency. we have now heard karen mcdougal's story. on sunday we'll hear stormy daniels story. how damming could that be for the president? >> well, they don't help, obviously. and i'm sure it's publicity not only that effects his family life and his children, but it effects his presidency. the effort to keep these women quiet has not worked. we'll see if "60 minutes" goes ahead on sunday with the interview with anderson. but mcdougal was really devastating interview. i listened to it yesterday. and i'm sure it was very difficult at the trump
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household. >> i can only imagine that it was. kate. you know you have the president and the first lady at mar-a-lago for the weekend, their son is with them. so the president as we know, he likes "60 minutes" and likes to watch it. i can presume he'll watch t i don't know. this will be very difficult. will they be together when that program when that stormy daniels interview airs? >> well, they are not supposed to be, erin. the president is going to head back to washington as plands on sunday evening. scheduled to arrive, i believe, before "60 minutes" airs. but the first lady is staying on at mar-a-lago, preplanned spring break where she will be there the entire week. so no they won't be together. but adding on, in many ways melania trump knew what she was getting into it. cheating on her with map elles which was public. but at the same time you know your husband is ladies man, the
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details that were revealed in that interview last night about sharing i love yous, that she was in the apartment, that melania trump posed in this picture with her, et cetera, those are the this continuation that are the gut punch, salt in the wound moments that for the first lady must be all the more humiliating. also this is a first lady extremely private. and so to have this happen as well in her world is very challenging. >> right. ap of course, john, when talking about this, you are talking to the just about federal election law violations, but in the context of summer seros, another woman unwanted advances from the president. but the president cited in that was bill clinton's case. and obviously with bill clinton it was monica lewandowski, extramarital affair that ended
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up being the impeachable act. >> actually, paula jones case. >> and is that what this could be for this president rksz not just salacious and humiliating details that some people may not want to hear and others find horrific, but the reality that telling a lie can matter for him right now? >> it sure can. and he's a long way at this point from deposition in that new york case that gloria allred filed for her client. really started during the campaign and his really calling all the women that accused him of falsely accusing him. now, that case is going to go forward. they are appealing it. it's a very strongly written, well written attorney by the trial judge in new york. and the big issue is whether or not it does fall within the exception of the paula jones case, which is the bill clinton
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case. and the judge directly addressed that. and laepd over that hurdle and said, listen, states are equally as entitled as federal courts to proceed when a president does an unofficial act, particularly before he becomes president. and that's what's involved here. i think it's just a stall tactic. and they are trying to delay the inevitable of this going forward. >> trying to delay the inevitable. stormy daniels attorney, kate, today said if a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words is this worth. it was a tweet. then came on with wolf blitzer, had a picture of a dvd, here's what he said when wolf asked him about it. >> that dvd contains evidence substantiating the relationship. ap the tweet is a warning shot. i want to be clear about this. it is a warn shot. and it's a warning shot to michael cohen and anyone else associated with president trump that they better be very, very careful after sunday night relating to what they say about
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my client and what spin or lies they attempt to tell the american people. >> kate, how much concern is there in this white house about what he's saying, that they don't just have her word against his word, they have evidence substantiating what she says. >> i mean, i think it's veriner us times inside the white house, that sort of nebulous photograph of the cd or dvd or whatever that may be. and the warning shot. i mean, it all feels very cloak and dagger what could this be. and listen it's something that they can say it's nonsense and tabloid and gossipy, denied, et cetera, but i think there are some very real fears what could come out on sunday night. >> okay. thank you both very much. and next, president trump takes on a former top intelligence official on twitter calling out james clapper. guess what, he's going so come on and respond to the president now. and dow down 1100 points in
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breaking news, cnn exclusive. president trump's own national security counsel has urged him to take major action against russia for the poisoning of former spy sergei skripal and
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his daughter. they said trump should expel russian diplomats, some number, didn't give a specific number, but diplomats, a bunch of them from the united states and send them home to moscow. put trump on the spot because, the president, as you may remember, ignored national security team, very explicit in all caps advice, not to congratulate putin on his win of an election, and when they said specifically to condemn putin for t for the poisoning of the spy he didn't bring it up on the phone at all. outfront now is james clapper. i want to start with the breaking news. of course we know the president ignored advisers advice to condemn putin for the poisoning on the phone call this week. now, someone is leaking that his own national security counsel wants him to take bold and serious action against putin by expelling these diplomats. does the president have a choice given that this has leaked?
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>> well, it certainly puts him in ha tough place, i think. first of all, this recommendation, if it has in fact been formulated by the national security counsel is exactly the right thing to do, and just regrettable it's a bit late. i think then much more timely had it been done right after the u.k. expelled or declared png russian diplomats in britain. but never too late, i guess. but, yeah, it would be interesting to see now how he reacts. and also clear that someone or some group of people in the national security council that are exposing these deliberations are very committed to kind of forcing the president's hand. >> right. and certainly not happy with him. i mean, sort of unprecedented
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seeing the leaking coming out and so negative for the president. >> right. >> i want to ask what the president did about you today came out and tweeted. house intelligence votes to release final report findings, one, no evidence provided of collusion between trump campaign and russia. two, the obama straks's post election response was in sufficient. three, clapper provided inconsistent testimony on media contacts. now, i want to emphasize, general, we have not seen the report which is put out by the republican majority on the committee. bull i want to start with the president's accusation against you. clapper provided inconsistent testimony on media contacts. what's your response to president trump? >> well, first, the first thing struck me about that, there were many, many recommendations in this report, at least based on the press release, maybe dozens. i didn't get a chance to count them all up. and i thought it kind of strange of all the many, many
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recommendations, most of the three he cited, one of them pertained to me, which i thought in the relative scheme of things pretty inconsequential. so i don't know why he did it. secondly, i don't know what they were talking about. my attorney reached out to the majority staff of the house intelligence committee to ask for some ex-plaplanation, and y pashtsly tpasht apparently they have to submit the report to intelligence committee to have it declassified which of course could take weeks, so i don't know when i'll find out about it, but it kind of blindsided me. they didn't reach out to me to ask me about it. i would just contrast this process with that which was followed by the subcommittee of the senate judiciary committee after sally yates and i
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testified last 8th of may. and there was some confusion about some questions that were asked of me and senator graham went on television saying that i had answered inconsistently. we went back and read informal transcript, and there were a series of three questions, one posed by snore grarm and two posed by senator grassley where they weren't the same question, i answered them differently. and we explained that to the committee and they accepted it. to me is a better process than this. maybe it was my evil twin. i don't know. >> who knows what he's saying exactly here. but if he's saying something like on media contacts, i don't know, that you were speaking to the media when you shouldn't have been, or anything like that. i moon, is that fair in any way? >> no. well, it's not accurate. if talking about when i was in the government, i did not. now, certainly afterwards, yes. >> you work for cnn. >> yes, i work for cnn.
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so i just don't know what it's about. now, it could be something as simple as i didn't use the same phrase a phraseology in responding to similar question. but i think, frankly, the real point here was to put out a smear, innuendo, which i can't respond to, because i don't know what they are talking about. >> all right. well, i appreciate your time. thank you very much, general clapper, as always, appreciate it. >> thanks, erin. >> next, stocks down today. another huge drop. talking about 11 points in two days. because the president' announcement tariffs on china. and students descending on washington on eve march for our lives anti-gun rally. new york state is now a leader in optics, photonics and imaging. fueled by strong university partnerships, providing the world's best talent. and supported with workforce development
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planet. "outfront," peter tuckman, a trader at the new york stock exchange. if you recognize his face, you should. he's one of the most photographed traders on wall street. these are all the pictures. whenever you see him on the front page, it's your picture. you have been there through all of these things. obviously, what is causing this drop? 1100 points in two days. is this the fear over what we're seeing regarding china? >> we have seen a year that has been unprecedented this year and the last 14 months. nothing but an up market, and the most recent crack we had in the market was early february. it was on a friday afternoon. it was sort of this trifecta, i called it. a perfect storm. it was a day we had low unemployment rate numbers came out. they talked about wage growth. there was fear of inflation. it was the first time that enough economic data made the market roll over. the first time we saw it. february didn't end as bad as we thought it was going to be. we caught a bid in the market. there was some shoppers out there. but what happened this week was,
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once again, i think it was even like a quadruple effect at this point. we had wednesday, the fed, mr. powell came out. our first time seeing him. he was fairly transparent, but he did throw an interest rate raise on the table. i mean, he actually raised it. we talked about two more this year and three more for '19. okay. then we saw the trade war. the headlines coming out about mr. trump and china and tariffs and what not. and people don't like that, we have seen that don't like that headline at all. so we saw a raise. we saw, and then we saw tech. we saw this sort of, you know, the first time we saw the cream of the crop stock, facebook, okay, suddenly have a crack. okay. like everybody's -- >> all this cambridge analytica concern. >> the whole serge has been led by tech. and for the first time, we're seeing something that makes people wonder, make people lack of trust, uncertainty. >> do people in the market
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believe the president's talk on china. he has given a lot of exemptions, not full, but a lot of exemptions. big talk and then he came back and changed it a bit. do they think he's really going to follow through with something that could cause a trade war with china? >> i don't believe that. it's hard to know what the people upstairs are thinking. the market usually tells us what it really is thinking about. we have seen two days. we came in this morning after yesterday's sell-off of 700 points, off the tech turnaround, the raise of interest rates, and a little fear and uncertainty and trust over facebook, and then -- and then today, it didn't follow through on the opening. the market was solid on the opening. we went up 150 points. i think it's that sort of friday fear. a little uncertainty. i don't think he's going to follow through on a lot of those things. but you know, the market tells us what it wants to do. monday will be telling. today's sell-off was a 2:00 market on close, big shift of money into the marketplace. >> we will see what happens.
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interesting you say that, you don't think he will. it will be a test. >> if his advisers listen to him, if he listens to his advisers. >> the track record on that. >> next, a vigil under way in washington. people in cities across the country getting ready for the march for our lives rally tomorrow. no, please, please, oh! ♪ (shrieks in terror) (heavy breathing and snorting) no, no. the running of the bulldogs? surprising. what's not surprising? how much money aleia saved by switching to geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats psoriasis differently.
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washington ahead of tomorrow's march for our lives. for the students of stoneman douglas high school, it is an effort to keep their voices being heard. diane gallagher is "outfront." >> everybody was saying i love you. >> the students movement is crashing the capitol. >> i'm 14. i shouldn't have to think about getting shot in my school. >> but before they march on washington -- >> what place do you want? >> they had to get there. hundreds of marjory stoneman douglas high school students along with their parents and teachers started their journeys on thursday. >> we're going to make a statement that teenagers can change the world and these things can't happen without somebody doing something. >> cnn traveled to d.c. with a group from parkland. their seat were on a plane sponsored by giffords. >> we should never have been here, this shouldn't happen. we shouldn't have to come on a plane together at the start of our spring break to march in washington. to walk for our lives all together. >> clad in school colors and
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hashtags, excited, nervous, and determined to be heard. >> you're not going to be able to ignore us because we're at your doorstep now. we're going to stay here and fight. >> on just a couple hours of sleep, senior dimitri hoth stood alongside gabby giffords, a fellow shooting survivor, demanding change at the highest level. >> never again, never again, never again. america, we are your future. why wouldn't you protect us? >> teachers wrangling hundreds of teenagers as they march through the halls of congress, searching for lawmakers to talk about their agenda. even spending about half an hour with former vice president joe biden, who behind closed doors talked about their unfortunate common bond to finding power in pain. >> i look up to him a lot. it was very inspirational. >> the pain is heard in 14-year-old lauren hogg. >> tell your parents you love them is the worst thing imaginable. >> the freshman lost four friends in the massacre at her school on valentine's day.
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>> i think about my friends every moment of every day. that's what pushes me to do this. >> though in the shadows of historic buildings, these teenagers are focused on changing their future. >> i think washington is ready for us. i think we're ready to give them hell. >> and that was diane gallagher. tomorrow, don't miss our special coverage, and more of diane's report on the march on cnn. ac 360 starts now. >> good evening. we begin tonight keeping them honest with the deafening silence from president trump and the white house from the two women this week alone who say they had an affair with mr. trump just a month after his son was born. a former playboy model went into great detail about what she said was a 10-month intimate relationship with mr. trump, and stormy daniels whose conversation airs with me on sunday night. also reports that the white house is trying to alter the news cycle to keep the stories out of the headlines. we'll have more on that in a second. but today, a